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Lake Austin Spa Resort
Ranked #49 of 201 Hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Yes, it is very expensive, but it is so worth it. The rooms are lovely with very comfortable beds and nice front porch area and a lovely bath with a deep tub for soaking. The food there is beyond fantastic. Not only is it healthy and low calorie, it is delicious and innovative. Everything I tried was insanely good. There are a zillion activities to fill your time when you are not having spa treatments (I recommend the Lime Ginger pick me up with massage and the Thai massage was the best ever.) There are 3 pools--2 outdoor and one indoor for aqua classes and/or lap swimming. There are several beautiful rooms for reading and relaxing as well as hammocks by the lake and lounge chairs by the pools. We enjoyed the hydro bikes and kayaks on the lake and went on a very nice hike in a city park that we reached by boat (rustic, natural landscape with nice dirt trails.) The service is wonderful and all the staff there are super friendly and helpful. This is just a great place to kick back and relax.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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lakeaustinspa, Manager at Lake Austin Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Dear guest,
We are delighted you were able to relax as well as enjoy the activities and take advantage of the lake. We hope we get to host you again soon.
Warm regards,
Tracy York
General Manager
Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Received the three day package for two as a gift. My best friend and I had never been to a spa, so we didn't know what to expect. It was absolutely amazing. The staff was beyond accommodating, and the facilities were beautiful, comfortable and relaxing. We spent the first half of the day outside doing the lake activities and completely wore ourselves out. The second half of the day we spent at the spa, relaxing, eating and enjoying the surroundings. We both agreed that we were at heaven on earth. Never put a stitch of makeup on, and ate in our robes several times. Whether you want total relaxation, total fitness, amazing healthy food, or a combination of all, this place is the place to go. We are now trying to figure out how we can make this a yearly trip.

Room Tip: Lake view room was excellent.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Patty D
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lakeaustinspa, Manager at Lake Austin Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Dear Patty,
Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the variety of activities and treatments we have to offer. We hope to host you again soon.
Kind regards,
Tracy York
General Manager
Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

There's just no place like it! I have been visiting this spa for the last 11 years. I love being there! This year we tried out the kayaking...it was soooo much fun! Everything is always nearly perfect and if it is not they will do everything they can to make up for it or fix it till it is perfect! Spa treatments are the best! From beginning to end you are treated to the best.

Room Tip: Love the rooms with full lake view..also a shorter walk to te spa.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Judy H
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lakeaustinspa, Manager at Lake Austin Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Dear Judy,
Thank you for continuing to come back to us each year. We truly love hosting you and can't wait to see you again soon. Also, we are delighted that you enjoyed the kayaking, we love it too!
Warm regards,
Tracy York
General Manager
Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

A friend and I spent 3 days at the spa in May. Though Austin is in the middle of a several year drought, we brought the rain! Sadly, because of all the much-needed rain, we weren't able to enjoy the lake sports, but they certainly look fun!
Our room was clean and beautiful. There was plenty of room for the 2 of us to move around without crowding each other. The bath soaps, shampoos, lotions etc. are Lake Austin brand and smell really good!

Our spa services were equally wonderful. Each massage and facial treatment was exactly as described and so very, very relaxing. The spa is airy and well decorated, with a nice cafe on the first floor. The menu at the cafe is different than the menu at the resort dining room, so it's well worth your time to have lunch there during your stay. All the food was really tasty at both dining areas. Portion size was surprising (small) at the main dining room, but completely filling and flavorful, without loads of fat or heavy sauces. The portions at the cafe in the spa are larger. An absolute MUST is their homemade frozen yogurt. They make 2 flavors a day, plus a sorbet. Don't miss any of them!

The staff at the resort couldn't be friendlier or more helpful. We arrived late, after several delays due to weather, but just managed to make our evening spa service. The desk people helped us order room service so that we would have a chance to get food before dining services ended, and helped us "fast track" our check-in.

We were really sad to leave the spa, and will definitely return!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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lakeaustinspa, Manager at Lake Austin Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Thank you to you and your friend for visiting us here at Lake Austin Spa Resort and sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted that you enjoyed and took advantage of both of our restaurants and enjoyed your spa treatments. Hopefully you will visit us again and be able to enjoy the lake activities.
Thank you again,
Tracy York
General Manager
Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was looking for a spa to take my mother, but when my husband read about Lake Austin he wanted to go with me instead. It turned out to be an amazing, relaxing time for both of us. The rooms were set up such that two women could easily go and maintain privacy discreetly, and also had a more southwestern flair that I find more attractive and comfortable than "Victorian" type spas. There were so many events and classes scheduled that I felt a little rushed, and many should have been an hour rather than 30 minutes because the instructors seemed rushed as well. I suppose it is because of the huge variety of classes and activities offered. The food was awesome (and we are so picky that we rarely eat out because our cooking is usually better) and the service was so personal that we felt like we had our own butler (we still pine for Rudy!) Every detail was flawless, there were no spiderwebs or dust anywhere (difficult in such a beautiful outdoor setting) and everyone was so friendly it felt as if we had known them forever. The spa treatments were rather pricey so you need to resign yourself in advance not to think about it. We decided this will be our "go-to" place when we need a stress escape and don't have anything planned (used to be Sonoma County.)

Room Tip: If you don't like dogs, ask for a room away from rooms that permit them.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank blhutchinson
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lakeaustinspa, Manager at Lake Austin Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Dear Guest,
We are so delighted that you had a relaxing stay with your husband. I shared your response with Rudy and the team and we are all delighted. We hope that you come back for a "stress escape" very soon.
Sincerely,
Tracy York
General Manager
Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

I recently checked in to Lake Austin Spa Resort with my husband for a quick getaway and was blown away by the newly remodeled room. It was the perfect balance of luxury and comfort and we enjoyed a breathtaking view of the Lake. I was only sad that we had to leave so quickly. Delicious food, impeccable Guest service and relaxing spa treatments. Highly recommend this resort for a girls or couples getaway.

Room Tip: Lake View rooms are phenomenal.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Sarah C
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lakeaustinspa, Manager at Lake Austin Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Dear Sarah,
We are delighted that you enjoy the new rooms as much as we do and appreciate you sharing your experience. We hope we get to host you again very soon.
Sincerely,
Tracy York
General Manager
Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

I could go on and on about the great food, variety of exercise classes, heavenly spa treatments, incredibly beautiful location and my gorgeous newly remodeled room… Just have to say that I was ready to cry when I had to check out and leave and will be back again soon! I thought this might just be a place for women but there were lots of couples there and over the Easter weekend many families.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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lakeaustinspa, Manager at Lake Austin Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Good morning:
We are delighted you enjoyed the variety of things we offer our guests. We are always sad to see you leave as well. We hope to see you again very soon. And of course feel free to bring someone special with you if you would like to.
Have a great day!
Kind regards,
Tracy York
General Manager
Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Address: 1705 S Quinlan Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732-6046
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#5 Family Hotel in Austin
Price Range: $991 - $1,590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Austin Spa Resort was recently named the #1 Destination Spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler! Hidden along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the resort offers all-inclusive packages with casually elegant accommodations, three gourmet meals daily, unlimited activities and spa services. The resort is truly an exquisite escape into natural beauty and personal discovery. ... more   less 
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